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Weekend Outlook May 11-13, 2018

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Today (5/11) is National Public Gardens Day, and Friends of the Garden invite you to celebrate with them by visiting the Roston Native Butterfly House on its opening day today from noon to 6.  The butterfly house is located at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  Melinda Mullins will present a free concert tonight at 6:30 at the Peace Through People Pavilion (take your own blankets and lawn chairs).  And the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden will be open tonight and tomorrow night from 7:30 to 9:30.  There is a fee for that event.  Click here for more information.

The Missouri State University Baseball Bears will host Southern Illinois tonight (5/11) at 6:30 and tomorrow (5/12) at 2 at Hammons Field.  For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or

Missouri State University’s Sigma Nu Chapter will host the Saint Jude Crawfish Boil today (5/11) from 12:30 to 4:30 at 1116 E. Elm in Springfield. 

Studio Live Social Hour is tonight (5/11) at 6 at the Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse featuring The Hook Knives who will perform live on KSMU today at noon. 

The program, Nature Photography:  Behind the Lens By Matt Miles, will start this afternoon (5/11) at 1 at the Springfield  Conservation Nature Center.  To register, (417) 888-4237. 

The third annual Nuits Rose Eureka Springs Wine Fest is today, tomorrow and Sunday (5/11-13) at various restaurants in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

The Nixa Sucker Day and Craft Festival is today and tomorrow (5/11-5/12) on Main Street in Nixa.  The Sucker Day Parade starts at 6:30 tonight.  Craft booths, kids’ rides and live music start tomorrow morning at 9. 

The Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival is today and tomorrow (5/11 & 5/12) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

The third annual Springfield Metaphysical Fair will be held today (5/11) from noon to 8 and tomorrow (5/12) from 10 to 6 at the Executive Conference Center, 910 W. Battlefield in Springfield. 

The Clever Bands 13th annual Car & Truck Show is tomorrow (5/12) at Clever High School, 6800 W. State Highway 14 in Clever, MO. 

Springfield Coffee Fest 2018, to benefit Safe and Sober, is tomorrow (5/12) from 8 a.m. to noon at Farmers Park, 2144 E. Republic Rd.  Admission is $10. 

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites anyone 18 and older on a guided hike at Roaring River State Park tomorrow (5/12).  To register, (417) 888-4237. 

The Lungs for Lisa 5K Walk or Run will start tomorrow morning (5/12) at 8 at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park,  3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 in Springfield. 

Webster County Master Gardeners will hold their plant sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday (5/12) at the Webster County Extension office parking lot, 800 S. Marshall in Marshfield. 

The Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson will present the program, Butterfly Gardening:  Milkweed and Monarchs, tomorrow morning (5/12) at 10.  To register, (417) 334-4865. 

The program, Nature Art with a Chinese Brushstroke will start tomorrow afternoon (5/12) at 1 and at 2:45 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center for ages eight and up.  To register, (417) 888-4237. 

Tomorrow (5/12) is Spring Community Tour Day at Isabel’s House, 2750 W. Bennett in Springfield, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

A Science and Safety event will be held tomorrow (5/12) from 1 to 4 at Pathways United Methodist Church, 1232 E. Dale in Springfield.  There will be free immunizations, health screenings, sports physicals and more. 

The Arts in the Park Concert Series at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield continues tomorrow night (5/12) at 7 with Brightwater Junction.  Take blankets or lawn chairs. 

The Moxie Cinema’s On Stage Series continues tomorrow (5/12) at 1 with “Bernstein Centenary.” 

COPE, a domestic violence shelter in Lebanon, will host a Fish Fry tomorrow (5/12) at the Mills Center.  Doors open at 4, with dinner at 5 and a live auction at 6. 

A Veteran's Writing Workshop will be held Saturday (5/12) from 9 a.m. to noon at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library in Springfield.   

The Libraries Rock Outdoor Concert will start at 2 Saturday (5/12) at the Library Station featuring Eddie Gumucio and the Electrics. 

The Maple Park Cemetery Walk will be held Saturday (5/12) at 2 at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield.  Learn about the cemetery's history, landmarks and the people who are laid to rest there. 

The program, Carver and Chemergy will be held tomorrow and Sunday (5/12 & 5/13) at 1 at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond. 

The Lebanon Farmer’s Market will be open tomorrow (5/12) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Lebanon, off Jefferson by the railroad tracks.  

The C-Street City Market will be open tomorrow (5/12) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Footbridge on Commercial Street. 

The Greater Ozarks Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow (5/12) in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot. 

Farmers’ Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (5/12) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2144 E. Republic Rd. in Springfield.

In honor of moms, the Andy Dalton Shooting Range will offer an hour of free shooting or a round of trap or skeet shooting to anyone this Sunday (5/13).  For more information, (417) 742-4361.  Click here for more information.

The Gillioz Theatre presents Blue October with Flagship Sunday night (5/13) at 8.  For ticket information,

Mothers will receive free admission to Dickerson Park Zoo Sunday in celebration of Mother’s Day.  Click here for more information.

The Discovery Center of Springfield will offer free admission for moms and grandmas Sunday (5/13) in celebration of Mother’s Day.  For details, click here.